Waimea Country School is a small, independent, elementary day school in Waimea on the island of Hawai'i, serving children and their families since 1996.
We offer a child-centered curriculum embracing a theme-based learning program that incorporates literature, fine arts, mathematics, science, Hawaiian Studies, health and fitness, social studies, technology, and study skills. Our low student-teacher ratio ensures a personalized experience for every child and forges close bonds between students and teachers. Our graduates develop into eager, creative learners who are well-prepared for life's challenges -- academically, socially, and ethically.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 48 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,200
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 6 / rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded
1996

Student Body

Total Students
48 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Waimea Country School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(green shirts with logo M, T, W and when leaving campus)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 6 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition payment plans available
% on Financial Aid
31%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,300
Admissions Director
Amy Salling, Head of School
Admissions Associate
Nanci Mahoney

School Notes

  • Waimea Country School is a small, independent elementary day school located in Kamuela, Hawai`i, serving children ages 4 to 12 since 1996. Our school is dedicated to engaging each child`s own sense of learning and encourages children to take responsibility for their own work to promote a lifelong love of learning.
  • We offer a child-centered curriculum embracing a multiage learning program that incorporates literature, fine arts, mathematics, science, Hawaiian Studies, health and fitness, social studies, technology and study skills. Integration of many subjects helps student learning gain vitality, depth and relevance.
  • Our low student-teacher ratio ensures a personalized experience for every child and forges close bonds between students and teachers. This builds student confidence and encourages children to take risks with their learning, to challenge themselves, and to grow. Waimea Country School students learn to be in charge of their own learning to be thinkers, challengers, and wonderers.
  • Our graduates develop into eager, creative learners who are well-prepared for life`s challenges academically, socially, and ethically.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 48 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,200
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 6 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Hawaii County, HI is $20,211 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hawaii County, HI is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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